Man oh man. The month of January was insane, and February hasn’t slowed down either. I keep saying things are going to calm down soon, but it seems like every time I turn around there’s one more thing on my plate. I’m not complaining, but I do need to get my ass in gear regarding my next EP release which I am still hoping will happen in March…. yowzers….
The following Thursday, I performed a few of my tunes outside in the freezing temps before interviewing with Peter Murphy, host of Orlando LIVE at City Arts Factory. I still haven’t seen the footage from that but I’m sure it will be available soon (stay tuned). If I learned anything from that experience, it would have to be, “Always be ready for anything.” And despite not being properly dressed for the cruel temperatures, I was still able to knock out 3 songs even though they weren’t what I originally intended to play. go me.
Then on Saturday (JAN 29), I had an amazing photo shoot with Photographer Marc Harmon, and Hair/Makeup Artists Megan Hinkle, and Kathleen Medina. They all did an incredible job making me look like a supa star! Of course it was all tied together with the amazing wardrobe styling of Sarah Siak – SHE is the “bomb diggity” (stolen from S. Conness). You can check out a few of the photos on the Facebook page, but as of now this one is probably my favorite.
This past week (FEB 7) was amazing. I played three nights of back to back shows starting Tuesday night at Club 57 West and ending last night at the Cameo Theatre for DRIP’s A Night of Music, a two night event, featuring 4 killer bands/artists and a special DRIP performance from their new show, Riff. The DRIP band is bad-ass and the performance art installation piece was sick.
We shared the stage with Peter Baldwin, Andy Matchett and the Minks, Telethon, The Pauses, and the DRIP Band. Wednesday night’s show was particularly special because I had my full band with me, including newly added member, Katie Peters, who crucified it on backup vocals. You can also catch Katie moonlighting with Circus. The GRRRL can sing!
Yesterday afternoon, in between show nights, Jessica Mariko, CEO and Artistic Director of DRIP, and I spent a couple of hours over at 91.5 WPRK “The Basement” talking with the lovely Sarah Conness about the show and our own respective projects . It was a great time had by all and I had the pleasure of meeting the talented Mr. Wheeler Newman and his producer Shaun Combs – definitely cool katz.
Favorite highlights from the DRIP event were: Peter Baldwin’s sweet VOX, Tierney Tough of The Pauses, playing not one, but two instruments (I should quit now …), the flying colored salt swirling around the DRIP dancers, and the EXPLODING confetti /giant PARACHUTE PARTY – courtesy of Andy Matchett and the Minks (definitely the most memorable and euphoric!) As I was shaking the small colored pieces of tissue paper confetti from my clothes last night a huge smile crept across my face. Yeah, THAT was a good time, a good time indeedy.